Construction underway at The Pickleball Club at Village Park Center

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — The Pickleball Club, a firm founded in 2019 that develops and operates private, membership-based high-amenity indoor pickleball facilities throughout Florida, recently announced construction is underway for its Village Park Center club and is projected to open in fall 2024.

Located at NE 62nd Terrace in The Villages on a 4.7-acre parcel, the 40,000-square-foot climate-controlled club will feature 16 indoor pickleball courts, 162 parking spaces, Players’ Courtyard with two covered outdoor courts and two bocce ball courts. Inside, a 3,667-square-foot Players’ Lounge and mezzanine will overlook the downstairs courts, Dink’s Pro Shop and Pickle’s Café, similar to its other facilities.

Currently on site, the north and south interior court slabs have been poured, site utilities have been installed, mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation is occurring in the center section of the building pad, the transformer is set and the metal building is now on site. Over the next few months, the first lift of asphalt will occur, the center slab will be poured, mobilization and elevation of the metal building will happen, and temporary power will be energized.

The Pickleball Club’s first location is now open and operating in Sarasota near Lakewood Ranch, to much success. The 33,393-square-foot club located at 1300 Sarasota Center Blvd. features championship-grade courts with permanent nets, an outdoor players’ courtyard, Pickles Café, Dink’s Pro Shop, an indoor players’ lounge observation deck, luxurious locker rooms and a HEPA filtered air-conditioned environment.

Other locations under development for The Pickleball Club include St. Lucie West, set to open later this year, Greenacres, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Pinellas Park, Orlando and Venice. Most recently, the Greenacres club secured site plan approval with a unanimous vote from the Greenacres city council, with a groundbreaking planned for after all the permits are secured. The company has a goal of opening 15 clubs over the next five years.

About The Pickleball Club LLC

The Pickleball Club, founded in 2019 by commercial real estate and business entrepreneurs Brian and Valerie McCarthy and their co-founder Matthew Gordon, is a firm that owns and operates membership-based indoor pickleball facilities throughout Florida.

The Pickleball Club’s strategy is to take advantage of the significant unmet demand for a quality indoor sports experience dedicated to pickleball. Each of the company’s clubs are designed to be 34,000 to 50,000 square feet with 12 to 16 indoor pickleball courts, multiple outdoor courts, an outdoor activity center, Dink’s Pro Shop, Pickles Café, luxurious locker room facilities and ample space for socialization.

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